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West Side setback: Tribes want land after all

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For Aquidneck Island towns, the Navy’s long-awaited announcement that it will release 260 surplus west-side acres was cause for early February celebration. But scarcely a month later, island planners learned that their elation was premature. The Narragansett Indian tribe that all here thought had chosen not to pursue a claim on the Navy land now indicates that it wants the land after all.

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